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Iceland: Conquering the Economic Crisis with Entrepreneurship
Amidst all the bad news in Iceland related to the economic crisis and the disruption caused earlier this year by the Eyjafjallajokull volcano, the country has seen some entrepreneurial silver linings. The stream of positive signs I noticed began in March this year when Iceland... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on July 18, 2010
Category:  Global 
Entrepreneurship in the Arab World: A Report from Dubai
It is an important week for entrepreneurship in the Middle East. Here in Dubai, two important global summits will be convened by His Excellency, Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, United Arab Emirates Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and Carl Schramm, President of the... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on March 08, 2010
The Untapped Potential of Research Universities
Everyone surely owns an innovative product that has its roots in a university lab, or knows someone that has benefited from the presence of start-ups that formed through the dissemination of knowledge and technologies from the university to the marketplace. Universities have been the lifeblood... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on February 15, 2010
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Friedman: “More (Steve) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”
Thomas Friedman had an excellent piece this past weekend on New York Times titled “More (Steve) Jobs, Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” where he called for a more entrepreneur-friendly environment. I recommend that you read the entire op-ed, but here are a few excerpts that drive the... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 25, 2010
Category:  General 
Real Support for Entrepreneurs: What Are We Waiting For?
So we know that entrepreneurs are the primary engines of job creation in the United States. Research study after research study has confirmed that it is young firms that drive improvements in the employment situation. From 1980–2005, firms less than five years old accounted for all... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on January 25, 2010
Category:  Education  General  Immigration  Red Tape  Tax Code  Technology Transfer 
The State of Entrepreneurship Address: Policies to Help History Along
 An archived webcast of the "State of Entrepreneurship Address" by Carl Schramm of the Kauffman Foundation is now available. Citing sobering new datathat show a majority of American entrepreneurs do not expect to createjobs in 2010, Schramm delivered "The State of Entrepreneurship" address in which... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 20, 2010
Category:  General 
The State of Start-ups
When President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address is still unclear. However, with 80 percent of the population believing that new economic growth and jobs will come from entrepreneurs, discussion around what his address should include in terms of policies that... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on January 18, 2010
Category:  Capitol Hill  Global  Health Care  Immigration  Tax Code 
Watch the Webcast: State of Entrepreneurship Address
Watch a live Webcast of the Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship Address, taking place at the National Press Club in Washington, DC from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ESTKauffman President and CEO Carl Schramm will assess the outlook for  entrepreneurship in 2010, including the challenges... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 18, 2010
Category:  General 
2010 Emerging Scholars
The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation announced last week the2010 recipients of the Kauffman Emerging Scholars Program, which recognizes theachievements of young scholars who are making significant contributions toresearch in entrepreneurship."Even though entrepreneurship is key to a sustainableeconomy, we have limited knowledge of this vital practice,"... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on January 11, 2010
A New Year's Resolution
Since the economic crisis broke out, capitalism has been under the microscope. Many have blamed evil businesses and market forces for the financial meltdown, and have lost confidence in private-sector engagement strategies for recovery. Luckily, in this country many more have experienced the positive impact... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on January 04, 2010
Category:  Global 

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